In July 2021, Tabby and its sister company, Dig, teamed up with RealMe, an online platform that ensured safety for dating app users by allowing users to access background information of potential partners (via). Despite this, the app continued to face issues and Tabby largely received from users, with many claiming that the app contained numerous bugs. It’s unclear if the deal with Kevin O’Leary ever went through.
While the app is available on Google Play, it is not available on the App Store anymore. Similarly, the company’s website is no longer functioning. The Tabbyhas not posted since February 14, 2022, and Dig’s Instagram hasn’t been updated since August 2022. In its Dig wrote, “It has been a roller coaster ride for the past 6 years, and we can not thank each of you enough for believing in our dream. It is with great sadness and a lot of tears that we will be closing our business. On a positive note, it has been a joy and we could not be happier for the many couples who matched on Dig and Tabby. May they have a long-lasting loving relationship with each other and their beloved animals!”
While there is no concrete explanation as to why this decision was made, it would appear that the company has seen the last of its nine lives. Notably, Tabby isn’t the first dating app to appear on the ABC series. In fact, the Hater app also struggled after “Shark Tank.”